Compulsory Insurance

The Austrian social insurance system is structured as a compulsory insurance system. This means that the insurance takes effect by operation of law, irrespective of what the individual wants. 

The law also stipulates which insurance institution is responsible for the insurance in terms of location and content. Basically, the insurance cover includes the branches of

  • health insurance,
  • accident insurance,
  • pension insurance and
  • unemployment insurance.

Zuletzt aktualisiert am 14. November 2022